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yellow split pea fritters

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Baya Kyaw is Indian in origin and is a popular street food in Yangon, eaten as a snack throughout the day. This recipe is my sister’s version and works particularly well as a starter, simply served with a dip or my personal favourite, eaten like falafel, stuffed in pita bread with chilli sauce and salad.
Ingredients
  Dried yellow split peas 250 Gram, soaked overnight
  Onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Coriander 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Red chilli 1 , finely chopped
  Paprika 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground turmeric 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Groundnut oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
Directions

First prepare the onions, chilli and coriander by chopping them finely and leave to one side.

Drain the peas and blitz half the peas in a food processor to a coarse consistency. Remove the peas into a bowl and blitz the remaining peas until a smooth paste, adding a drop of water (no more than 1 teaspoon) to help it along. Mix the two batches together. By doing this it gives the fritters a good texture so it will not split during the frying process.

Add the chopped onions, coriander, chilli, spices and salt to the mixture. Mix well to ensure they are evenly incorporated into the paste.

Heat enough oil in a saucepan to deep fry the fritters (never fill the pan more than half way), and when it is hot, scoop a teaspoon of the mixture and work with another teaspoon to form bite-sized oval shape. Drop the fritters one by one into the oil and deep fry in batches of 6 to 8 fritters on moderate heat for 2-4 mins or until golden brown.

Remove the fritters with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen towel. They are best served warm with chilli dip or tamarind dip

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Channel: 
VeganLife
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Fried
Restriction: 
Vegan, Vegetarian
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Subtitle: 
yellow split pea fritters

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 224 Calories from Fat 71

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.4%

Saturated Fat 1.4 g6.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 331.6 mg13.8%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.6%

Dietary Fiber 11.4 g45.6%

Sugars 4.9 g

Protein 11 g21.4%

Vitamin A 5.7% Vitamin C 10.4%

Calcium 3.3% Iron 11.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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